Flower Turbines

Innovative Small Wind Turbines

Flower Turbines

Innovative Small Wind Turbines

Lawrence, NY
Business to Business
Environment
Flower Turbines has created sleek, innovative, and efficient small wind turbines—with the goal to make those turbines the foundation of a large global renewable energy company.

$712,410

raised
1,038
Investors
$26M
Valuation
$30.00
Price per Share
$300.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$713K
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$712,410

raised
1,038
Investors
$26M
Valuation
$30.00
Price per Share
$300.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$713K
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

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Reasons to Invest

Recently raised $1M+ through our oversubscribed StartEngine campaign
Our small wind turbines increase productivity by 20-50% when positioned close together
Strong IP portfolio with 4 patents granted in multiple countries

“ Beauty combined with aerodynamic innovations that change the market for small wind.”

The Problem


Until now, the small wind sector of the renewable energy market has lagged beyond solar

We believe there are two major problems preventing the small wind sector from heading toward the trillion-dollar mark.


  1. Typically, low noise and high efficiency do not go together as most small wind solutions have to compromise on one of these two fronts.


  1. Small turbines cannot be placed close together without interfering with the wind flow. As a result, this makes them unusable for most areas where people live and work.


Additionally, there can be problems including the safety of birds, physical appearance, and cost-effectiveness of existing turbines. The aerodynamic interference of one turbine with another means they have to be widely spread, resulting in lower cost-effectiveness in settings where most people live and work.


Until now in our view, smaller wind turbines have not provided a viable solution.

The Solution


An entirely new type of small turbine

Flower Turbines has addressed the problems of the past with technology improvements. The turbines have less turbulence, more efficiency, and work together in a way that no one thought vertical axis drag-type turbines could. We are also disrupting the market by combining them with a beautiful design that makes people proud to own them.


Flower Turbines feature a cluster effect that causes one turbine to make its neighbor perform better. One turbine makes its neighbor perform 20-50% better at the right —enabling a better solution: slightly more cost-effective than solar in a windy area, but hugely more productive per square foot. 



This is a huge advantage for Flower Turbines in places where space is limited—close to people, buildings, and parking lots. And it accompanies solar beautifully, because using both together means energy during more of a daily and seasonal cycle, thereby saving on costly battery storage.


*This image is an example of one of our models.

The Market


Small turbines are projected to hit a CAGR of almost 10% over the next five years

Expected revenue from the small turbine sector is projected to reach $400M in 2024, growing 42.5% in just five years. This level of expedited growth is occurring without our product having entered the mass market.


We believe our technological improvements to small wind will eliminate some of the past barriers in the industry, allowing us to contribute to further market growth. With these changes, we think that small wind can grow on a similar trajectory as solar.


Additionally, Solar PV experienced large growth while being in the public domain. But only Flower Turbines can produce a Tulip thanks to our Intellectual Property.


Bloomberg predicts that wind and solar will power half the world's grid by 2050 and receive $9 trillion of investment. We hope Flower Turbines will be part of that. Additionally, Flower Turbines is entering the exciting market of electric charging, one of the top trends in clean tech.

Our Traction


Our "cluster effect" has demonstrated success

In our decade of development we have had success in pitching our design and product to investors and accelerators all over — we were one of the 3% chosen to participate in Dreamit Venture's first Urbantech Accelerator, we were among the winners of the US-China Innovation Forum contest, and were chosen by PortXL Rotterdam as one of the 20 companies out of 1000 for investment. 


We have demonstrated the successful execution of the benefits of our ‘cluster effect’ and recently started the manufacturing. In addition to this, our achievements speak for the power of our technology.


  • Won an innovation loan from Rabobank, a vote of confidence from a top bank in Europe

  • Acquired and developed a product line of wind-powered electric bike charging stations

  • Set up a manufacturing supply chain close to our entry market for the EU

  • Won a national competition in the Netherlands, whereby a city is paid to buy one of our turbines

  • Chosen as one of the top 45 inventions in the history of Israel (the technology was developed there before incorporation in the US)

  • Set up our own small wind tunnel and research facility at RDM, Rotterdam

  • Won contracts and a tender in the Netherlands.

What We Do


Building a great global wind technology company

The last round of funding enabled us to develop our team and high-quality supply chain in the EU, with mostly Dutch manufacturing. With more sales confirmed and in process, we are even in the planning process to showcase sustainability for Eurovision, which is in Rotterdam this year. With this next round of funding, we’ll be concentrating on expansion particularly in the NorthEast region of the US.


We’re excited to announce that Flower Turbines is now in the market of electric vehicle on-grid and off-grid charging for bikes and devices with our acquisition of a company's product line. We see this as one of our large future markets in addition to selling the turbines for grid electricity. We bought a product line that had already been reporting sales. We’ll be using our turbines for these charging stations and bringing them to North America soon!


We also believe in our part in saving the planet by creating technological improvements that will make our products useful choices. Our goal is to provide 5% of electric power in most major markets within 20 years. 

*Images are computer generated demo versions. Product is still currently under development.

The Business Model


Creating the future of small wind farms

Our technology enables a new model in small wind. The fact that we can cluster the turbines means a small wind farm sales model, which is cheaper for the customer. Now a mall or school building can have 100 turbines on their roofs or in their parking lots—the same on a lesser scale with residences. 


As Flower Turbines grows, it will sell not just turbines, but also electricity. We believe, from our own assessment, the US commercial market alone is a total potential market of $225 billion and the residential market is another total potential market of $50 billion.


We have also diversified our revenue generation through our recent acquisition of an electric bicycle charging product line. We recently finalized this acquisition and are in the process of merging it into our existing business.

*Images are computer generated demo versions.

How We Are Different


We make small wind turbines with a mass production and installation model

An indication of the efficiency of our Flower Turbines are that they are able to begin generating electricity at a wind speed of just 1.2 m/s (industry standard is 3 m/s).  This conclusion is based on testing data in a low wind environment.


If you were to place our turbines next to the average competitor with 3 m/s wind, the Tulip will already be producing 30 Watts of electricity as the competition is first beginning to rotate.


Our ‘cluster effect’ is also one of our key advantages, as it allows us to scale wind farms and enter urban markets with tight spaces. 


The carefully crafted design of the Tulip is so aerodynamically efficient, it is actually able to take the wind entering the turbine, reverse its’ direction and point toward the second blade at a higher speed than the initial wind outside.

In these illustrations below, red is highest velocity, blue is lowest, wind comes from the left, and this is a horizontal slice through the middle of the turbine with the shaft in the middle. Note that as the wind enters the turbine and reverses direction in order to hit the second blade as well (call it two for the price of one!), the illustration reaches “red” speed in the middle. The higher the effective speed when the wind hits the blades, the more energy the turbine produces.

Pictured below is Dr. Farb at a contract signing after Flower Turbines won a tender from a city in the Netherlands 

*This video contains images of a working demo model of our product.

The Vision


Building a Great Company With Environmental Responsibility

We believe in our part in saving the planet, not by asking for subsidies, but by creating technological improvements that will make our products useful choices. Our goal is to provide 5% of electric power in most major markets within 20 years. That is a significant goal and a significant impact on the planet.


Fulfilling our business plan requires an up-front investment, but we believe that the quality of our products and demand for more will result in potential growth once people become acquainted with first installations.

*Images are computer generated demo versions.

Our Team


Veterans of renewable energy and project management devoted to changing the landscape of clean energy

Our founder and CEO, Dr. Daniel Farb, has degrees in business, science, and literature. He won awards for renewable energy technology and is completely focused on the success of Flower Turbines. 


Working under Dr. Farb is a team of project managers, professors, and engineers with decades of expertise in design, startups, wind energy, electronics, and sustainability.

Why Invest


Help change the landscape of sustainability forever

Our first $1 million enabled Flower Turbines to expand patents and engineering and begin with manufacturing several sizes and versions, to expand its product line to the fast-growing segment of electric vehicle charging, and to develop a critical team mass in the European market. With your help, this second funding round will allow us to move into profitable operations, fulfill initial contracts, and develop a critical mass in the US market.

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Intellectual Property Listing

One of the advantages of investing in Flower Turbines is a strong protective portfolio in multiple countries. All is owned, assigned, or licensed to Flower Turbines.


PATENTS WITH PCT NUMBERS

IB10/052334

Title: 2-Bladed Vertical Axis Turbines

EU: 10780138.3, granted, entered in:

- Switzerland/Liechtenstein
- Germany
- France
- Great Britain
- Ireland
- Italy

Australia: 2010252559, granted as 2010252559

India: 9614/CHENP/2011

US: 13/322,578, granted as 9,255,567

Israel: 216596, granted as 216596

Canada: granted as 2,800,765


IB2012/053567

Title: VARIABLE DIAMETER AND ANGLE VERTICAL AXIS TURBINE

US: 14/232,629, granted as US20140167414

China: 201280034861.0, granted as CN103649530B

Japan: 2014-519681


IL2015/050537

Title: Vertical Axis Turbine Clustering

US: 15/310,770, granted as 10330086

EU: 15796413.1

China: 201580026019.6, granted as 2019052700130810

 Brazil: 112016026981-0


IL2017/050969

Title: ROOFTOP WIND TURBINE FLOW IMPROVEMENTS

US: 16324720

China: 201780055226.3


PCT IL2019/051172

Title: Savonius Wind Turbine Ratios, not yet in national phase in PCT countries

In national phase in Argentina: P190103382


TRADEMARKS
Flower Turbines: US serial number: 86328894, EU: 018027912
Turquoise/green flower turbines logo—granted in US, Serial #number 86329027, in EU: granted as 018028119
Flower Power, US serial number: 86349230
Bitulip: U.S. serial number: 86349235
Tritulip: U.S. serial number: 86349236)
Tulip Power: EU: 018180058, US: 88773467
Wind Tulip: EU, 018028120

Charge To Go: US, 88800033


COPYRIGHTS
All small vertical axis wind turbine components of “Eco-Art”, granted with registration number VAu-1-311-252
Metallic Tulip straight middle, curved outer edge, granted with registration number VAu 1-377-424
Vertically symmetrical Tulip Turbine, granted with registration number VAu 1-377-423

Wind Tulip on a charging pole: submitted February, 2020



In the Press

Flower Turbines on Dutch TV
December 22, 2019

The TV channel loved the Wind Tulips.

Online Interview with Devin Thorpe
September 18, 2018

Devin Thorpe of Good Crowd and Your Mark on the World Show interviews Dr. Daniel Farb about small wind turbines:

Tulips chosen as one of Israel's Top Technologies
September 26, 2011

See company 10, a company that led to Flower Turbines.

Offering Summary


Company

:

Flower Turbines, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

240 Central Ave., # 1J, Lawrence, NY 11559

Offering Minimum

:

$9,990.00

Offering Maximum

:

$712,500

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$300.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

333

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

23,750

Price per Share

:

$30.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$26,017,770.00











Voting Rights of Securities sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.


Investments Incentives & Perks*

Time-based:

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 48 hours and receive an additional 15% bonus shares

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first two weeks and receive an additional 5% bonus shares


Amount based: 

Investor Webinars

$2,500+

Invest $2,500+ and receive access to our quarterly investor webinars where we will discuss current and future initiatives for Flower Turbines. 

Factory Tour

$5,000+

Invest $5,000+ and you will be put in a drawing for round-trip tickets for two to the Netherlands, where you will have the opportunity to tour our office and factory partners. Economy tickets during non-peak season.

*All bonuses and perks occur after the offering is completed. Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See bonus information below.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Flower Turbines, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $30.00 per share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $3,000.00. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are either cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.


Irregular Use of Proceeds

We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$386,381.00 USD
$113,278.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$266,596.00 USD
$74,764.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$38,117.00 USD
$10,346.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$56,135.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$547,070.00 USD
-$133,583.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

See us in a booklet of Ecomotion players

4 days ago

Here is a link to a booklet of companies in the Ecomotion space: https://www.ecomotionweek.com/download-ecomotion-2020-booklet

We were winners in a national competition!

9 days ago

Pepperdine University’s Business School picked the 20 Most Fundable Companies in the US for 2020 out of 4500 screened, and Flower Turbines was in the top 10 in the Gold category. You can vote for your favorites at https://bschool.pepperdine.edu/institutes-centers/institutes/peate-institute-for-entrepreneurship/most-fundable-companies/2020/

Please pass on to your social networks.  Tell them that you are proud that your good judgment to invest in Flower Turbines was confirmed by an extensive due diligence by business school professors and venture capitalists.

Being a fundable company usually means that a venture capital firm believes that the company will return at least 10 times the investment within 5 years.

Recent installation of a solar charging pole for bicycles

11 days ago

Notice of Funds Disbursement

11 days ago

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National Venture Plan Competition

16 days ago

Today we made it to round 2 of the National Venture Plan Competition--top 100 startups nationally.

some of our latest projects

19 days ago

Last week the city of Rotterdam installed the 3 wind stations that we built for them, allowing them to measure which spot on the roof is the best for placing wind turbines. We also shipped charging poles to several countries, among them were two beautiful personalized versions for a city in Denmark. In the Netherlands we installed for the city of Waalwijk a solar off grid charging pole. Every day we try to contribute to the energy transition.

 

Notice of Material Change in Offering

22 days ago

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another step in manufacturing

23 days ago

Today we signed an agreement for the development and manufacturing of a series of motors/generators exactly suited to our turbines' needs, and they will be made in the US! The whole area of electronics for the turbines has been a challenge for us this past year, especially with supply chain, quality, and expense issues from foreign manufacturers. After the initial and significant investment in design and tooling over the coming months (for which we will have to thank those of you reading this for investing and continuing to invest) and after production in moderate quantities, we will be able to beat the price of generator production in low-cost countries but with American quality. We are glad to add this product to our existing high quality Dutch suppliers of the metal and fiberglass works, and plan to export them to the EU.

By the way, the generators will reportedly have an efficiency of 97% in the low wind speed ranges, thereby supplementing our turbines' ability to start spinning in low winds.  And they will all be built with corrosion resistance.

We are also in discussions about building the turbines themselves in the US for the North American market. Charging systems will continue to be made in the Netherlands.

Charging orders wrapped and ready to be delivered

24 days ago

We have received many orders for charging stations from all over Europe and now our offices are crowded with boxes. Below there is a picture with our showroom with packages of SL and Z charging stations ready for national and international shipment. They are heading the coming days to DE, BE, and NL, contributing to e-bike charging infrastructure.    

Now, in the lower picture, who can guess what the clods of grass in the lower left are for?


Two quick updates on our sales activity

about 1 month ago

1. We just received an order from the city of Rotterdam for 17,000 Euros worth of e-bike charging poles.

2. We will have a virtual exhibition booth at a business conference for Long Island , NY in October, as part of our plan to develop a strong sales presence in downstate NY in the coming year.

Another patent granted

about 1 month ago

Today the patent Two-Bladed Vertical Axis Wind Turbines was granted in India. (already in several other countries such as US, Canada, Australia, EU, Israel)

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

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This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

second report on progress

about 1 month ago

These graphics from our accounting/sales software in Europe show the pipeline for turbines and then charging systems. This shows us that the better long term business is the turbines, but the charging systems are a faster sale and provide faster cash flow. So we are working overtime on both. In both cases, the prospects are excellent.

There is also a small pipeline, not shown, in the US and elsewhere.



video of some testing

about 2 months ago

We did some testing at our R&D center before delivering to a customer. .

We are dealing with challenges now like getting the right electronics and making improvements in the mechanics of the manufacturing. A lot of work, but, as you see, moving forward steadily.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

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Customer delivery of a turbine yesterday

about 2 months ago

I thought it would be fun for you to see the steps of delivering a 3 meter turbine to a customer in the Netherlands. Of course we are learning from the process and will automate it more in the future.

Picture 1: Packed turbine at our offices after a little "elbow grease"

Picture 2: Turbine in the truck

Picture 3: At the customer's facility

EU company approved for an R&D Program

about 2 months ago

Our EU daughter company was just approved by the Dutch government for a 20% rebate on research and development costs there, including salaried personnel and equipment. Approved through 2021.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 months ago

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Progression to Finals of "Most Fundable Companies in America"

2 months ago

"Daniel, On behalf of the review team, thank you for completing the semi-finalist round of the 2020 Pepperdine Most Fundable Companies competition. The review team has conducted an extensive review of your submission.
Congratulations! You are now among the select group of outstanding companies entering the final evaluation phase. "

From Pepperdine University, Graziadio Business School 

(The initial number of companies reviewed was 4500. Then there were 100 semifinalists, so Flower Turbines comes out of those 100.)

A new partnership in the making

3 months ago

Click here for the animation.

In Europe, countries are thinking about powering transportation in a more sustainable way. In Germany, one of our partners is working on an innovative concept of a mix of solar and wind energy. In the animation, you can see our Flower Turbines on a roof over the highway. This  should be built soon to use the space on European highways for energy generation and electric transportation. A nice example of how Flower Turbines can partner for innovation.

new video of how to install our off grid charging poles

3 months ago

Click here for a video showing how one of our off grid solar or solar/wind bike charging poles is installed in the field.

View of our manufacturing for charging poles to meet more sales

3 months ago

Our orders in Europe for electric bike charging poles are continuing to increase, and we are preparing to fulfill those orders by kicking up production. Here you can see a few pictures from that process.

A small but multiplier purchase

3 months ago

Grijs Naar Groen (Gray to Green), a consulting firm in the Netherlands, paid for a Flower Turbine 1-meter high demonstration unit for their showroom in the Netherlands. Shown here with our EU director Roy Osinga.  


Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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Movie about PortXL with some Flower Turbines shots

3 months ago

The PortXL program in early 2019 was a big help in launching our increasingly successful EU operations. Here is a link to a video about PortXL. You can catch some quick views of our EU Director, Roy, and a short clip towards the end of him and intern Jordan standing with the president of a port in Italy next to our turbine.

e-bikes and the future of transportation

3 months ago

For anyone interested in the growing discussion about the role of e-bikes in modern cities--and this is relevant to our electric bike charging stations--this article from the NY Times was forwarded to me by your fellow investor and my long-time college friend, Eric Allen.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/09/opinion/sunday/ban-cars-manhattan-cities.html?smid=em-share

Some charging unit photos

3 months ago

Here are nice photos of some of our charging units in our Rotterdam assembly area.


Notice of Material Change in Offering

3 months ago

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A bit more about the totals available and wait listing

4 months ago

The current information on the landing page may be confusing to some of you. Under Regulation Crowdfunding, companies are only allowed to raise a maximum of $1,070,000 during any given 12 month period. We have currently reached our limit for the previous 12 months. Once enough time passes, and we are able to raise additional funds during the current 12 month period, we currently expect to increase our offering maximum, when allowed under the regulation. 

New trademark published

4 months ago

One of our US trademarks for marketing charging stations, the words "Charge To Go" was just published by the US Patent and Trademark Organization.

Our latest piece of equipment is on its way to us

4 months ago

One of our current challenges is getting the correct generator (motor) and turbine match for all the turbine sizes. The custom piece of equipment you see here enables us to spin the generator at different speeds and test its performance and adherence to specifications independently of the turbine. Secondarily, it enables us to see how our charge controllers handle the output of the generator because then we know exactly what the generator can produce. Currently we have been using a lathe, which has limitations on  the lower end of its speed of motion and does not include other measurement equipment. That has been pretty good, and alerted us to the fact that some suppliers did not supply what they said they were supplying. This cost us around $5000.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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Developing inventory of our charging pole bases

4 months ago

These are used to provide a foundation in earth or on cement to anchor the on-grid charging poles (front and right) or the off-grid solar and wind charging poles (left).

Notice of Material Change in Offering

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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3 meter turbines arrive in Rotterdam assembly area

4 months ago

These will be tested with electronics, and the two red ones will go to a customer, and the white one will be part of our welcome display for now.

Flower Turbines advances to semi-finals of America's most fundable companies

4 months ago

Letter from Pepperdine University, Graziado Business School: "We are pleased to inform you that your company is advancing to the semi-finalist round of Pepperdine University’s Most Fundable Companies competition. Congratulations! ...you are now one of a select group of approximately 100 semi-finalists chosen from over 4500 participants nationwide."

video of generator testing

4 months ago

This video gives you an idea of the electronic testing we do in our R&D center after we order a generator.

Durability of the Tulips

4 months ago

In this movie, https://vimeo.com/428252815, we answer a question often asked about the durability of our turbines. This one is fresh off the production line. It is mounted on a truck driving 100 kilometers per hour and is holding up just fine. (Of course this was done on a secluded country road.)

A new distribution contract

4 months ago

On June 5, our Regional Director EU signed a non-exclusive distribution contract for e-bike charging with a big German electric company. This will allow the Tulip Power charging products to become part of their product portfolio.  In early July, a meeting with their sales staff of 20 will acquaint them with the charging solutions so they can sell for us to their customers. Aside from the sales involved, it is a nice confirmation of the quality of our workmanship, without which it is usually not possible to penetrate the German market.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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new arrival of charging poles at our central facility

5 months ago

Some of them are configured for sales in the US with US sockets. We are waiting to hear about one proposal in the US right now. (I'd like to point out, in respect to a recently posted question about cash flow and profitability, that we need to make and pay for orders in advance in order to have the products available for shipping. That is one reason why we, and most startup, growing companies, need investment, because we have to invest in the product in many cases before we have sold the product. One of the books I had to read at UCLA Business School was on this theme, of the danger of fast growth to companies when they think they can survive simply by selling a product without increasing the investment capital at the same time.)


a nice quote about Flower Turbines

5 months ago

This is from one of the mentors from the PortXL accelerator program in Rotterdam that recently came for a follow up visit: "Flower Turbines is the fastest growing start-up I've seen as a mentor. When they came in Port XL, they had a good idea; within a year they have a global presence, went from idea to working prototypes to market ready solutions, acquired capital, and even took over a business and integrated that into their own product line."  Dennis de Witte, mentor PortXL & co-founder AquaSmartXL 

photo of assembling charging pole with a Tulip

5 months ago

Covid and Climate Change: Something to Think About

5 months ago

This article discusses the big picture. The world has seen how much one event can send shock waves through the world. We had a taste of this in past energy crises. Renewable energy presents an opportunity to prevent another.

http://www.ethicalcorp.com/will-covid-19-allow-us-flatten-curve-climate-change

More sales as of 5/27/2020--both charging and turbines--in the EU

5 months ago

1. To a city in south of Netherlands a solar off grid bicycle charging pole with power sockets and USB charging to be delivered in June for placement in public space

2. To an energy advisor: 2 one-meter turbines and a demo turbine for his showroom

3. To a private person living near the water, a 1-meter turbine for his roof

4. To an energy company in Germany a charging pole in their company colors to be delivered in June

Video of cutting our 1 meter high turbine blades from the mold

5 months ago

This is also our new default color for this size.

https://vimeo.com/422720205

About turbine recycling, for your interest

5 months ago

I am sometimes asked about recycling the turbines at the end of their lives. So the metal is no problem, always done. The question is the fiberglass. Here are some excerpts from a newsletter from WindEurope, where they are a bit more advanced in this respect. The simple answer, in relation to the large wind turbine blades, is recycling in cement:

"Composite materials are being recycled today through cement co-processing, where the mineral components are reused in the cement, and the organic fraction replaces coal as a fuel. Through that process, the CO2 output of the cement manufacturing process can be significantly reduced (up to 16 % reduction is possible if composites represent 75 % of cement raw materials). Cement co-processing is commercially available for processing large volumes of waste (albeit not in all geographies).

"Besides recycling through cement co-processing, alternative technologies like mechanical recycling, solvolysis and pyrolysis are being developed, ultimately providing the industry with additional solutions for end-of-life."

We are advancing in a contest for the "Most Fundable Companies"

5 months ago

Today, Flower Turbines advanced to the quarter-finals of a competition run by Pepperdine University's Business School for the most fundable companies in 2020.

More on creating our own supply chain

5 months ago

One of our expansion plans is not just externally for sales of a suite of products but also internally to have specific electronics designs that match our specific needs more closely. We are involved right now in investigating contractors, subject matter experts, and suppliers, one of them in the US, to make our own brands or working with others to customize their existing products for turbine motors and charge controllers.

Photos of shaft assembly of 3 meter high turbine

5 months ago

These are on the way to the factory with the fiberglass blades



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5 months ago

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More sales on the way

5 months ago

Our northern European market penetration is increasing in spite of the corona. slowdown. We just received another order from Germany, where several companies are reselling our charging poles. We just got payment on one of our orders in the Netherlands. It shows that providing quality and sustainable products is sustainable. Frankly, we are overwhelmed by the interest in our products.

Today I'm attending a virtual conference from Israel on electric vehicles, and making lots of contacts, mostly in Israel and the EU, but also a few from the US. Our goal is to be one of the infrastructure providers in this fast-growing industry.

New Provisional Patent Filed Today

5 months ago

This filing is relevant mostly to the 1 meter turbine, how to attach the blades to the shaft. I don't like to give details until we file the full patent, but let me show you the problem we address. The following photo shows a "Brand X" turbine. They try to attach a curved blade (1) to the central shaft using a rod in a hole in the blade with a flat washer and nut (2). The result is folds in the blades (3) that destroy the blades within a few years. Believe it or not, this brand is often bought by other companies and re-branded as their own! So our patent addresses solutions to this problem, one of which is implemented in our upcoming 1 meter turbine version. The value of this is that it prevents companies from copying one more competitive advantage of our smallest model. And it distinguishes our company as being higher quality. I'm sure you all can understand easily how this would make sense to you as a customer.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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delivery of on grid charging poles

6 months ago

Here are pictures of our latest set of grid-connected (That is why there is no turbine on top; note the business case: We can provide off-grid with turbines where needed or the electricity price is high, and we can also make sales with our on-grid product without turbines where the electricity cost is low) charging poles delivered to our EU daughter company headquarters.

Photo of large size turbine blade removed from the mold

6 months ago

notice to investors

6 months ago

We will be unable to meet our April 29, 2020, annual report filing requirements for securities sold pursuant to Regulation CF as a result of delays from Coronavirus. As such, we intend to rely on the temporary relief being provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We will continue to use our best efforts to comply with our ongoing reporting obligations.

more sales in process

6 months ago

We just sent out an invoice for over 10,000 Euros for charging stations for a golf course.

InvestorPlace article mentions Flower Turbines

6 months ago

"These Are Some of the Best Startups to Invest In on StartEngine." Flower Turbines was one of three.

another small order today

6 months ago

A few small charging poles in the Netherlands. Sending out a formal bill shortly.

As expected, the charging pole product line is adding sales faster than traditional turbine sales, at least for now.

We started a proposal this week for adding bicycle charging to a university in the US through an executive there. Don't expect immediate results! But we are on the way.

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6 months ago

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Does corona affect us?

6 months ago

Some people are asking that question. The answer is that it is definitely slowing down progress in the US as it prevents in-person and on-site meetings and there is an economic shock from strict closures. In the Netherlands, however, the location of most of our current activity, the rules are much more reasonable, and business is going on, so we are continuing to make progress with both manufacturing and customers. The only specific delay is that we were contacted by a major company about wind turbines for its Belgian headquarters, but Belgium is under strict closure, so we can't meet with them yet.

Another step in manufacturing coming together

6 months ago

Part of the shaft for the 3 meter high turbine (enough parts for 5 shafts):


Partially assembled:

Video of 1 meter turbine in our wind tunnel at 3-4 meters per second

6 months ago

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Two photos of more progress

6 months ago

A customer in the Netherlands wants a group of 3 meter high turbines with red blades, so here they are coming off production.

Next photo: Assembled the 1 meter turbine blades, seen here in our wind tunnel next to our 3 meter demo version, and mounted on a generator. We are planning on testing of associated electronics over the next week.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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Another article on why our product line of bike charging is hot

6 months ago

Accounting firm Deloitte says 300 million electric bikes will be out on the world's roads by 2023, which is 50 percent more than today. Click here for the article.

It's good to be a player in a rapidly expanding market. Our chargers can be an important support of that market.

introduction to our latest team member

7 months ago

Michael Rubino is in charge of developing our sales in Long Island, a good potential market.

And guess where our latest order is....

7 months ago

A cemetery! No, it's not to recharge broomsticks on Halloween. A company is ordering 5000 Euros of charging poles so that when people visit, it's more ecological and less expensive to come on an electric bike instead of a long black limousine. And the bikes don't jam up the parking space. You might say Flower Turbines is bringing a new market to life.

an interesting article on wind and solar in the current crisis

7 months ago

I saw this in Wind Energy Smart Brief, sent to members of the American Wind Energy Association: 

Many utilities are prioritizing low-cost wind and solar generation over fossil fuels to meet electrical demand during the coronavirus, exacerbating the financial challenge faced by oil, gas and coal companies, writes Ivan Penn, citing the views of analysts at Raymond James & Associates. Renewables are expected to account for 20.7% of US electrical generation in 2020 and 20% through 2022, according to Raymond James.

 Full Story: The New York Times (tiered subscription model)

Some of our US plans

7 months ago

I've been writing a lot about our success in the EU, and you are probably wondering about the US. So the US is next on our business development list. The US is behind Europe now in making the transition to clean energy, but we see increasing interest in it in some areas of the US. My plan is to concentrate on building regional sales teams in a few key areas, just as it was successful in the Netherlands. One is downstate NY and the Northeast. I just hired part-time a salesperson knowledgeable in the energy space to concentrate on Long Island. I'm also trying to work on downstate NY with some partners, including one of you, and also with a solar company in the lower NY area. I'm also interviewing potential partners in some other key areas of the US.

Here is a wind map of New York,  whose generally good wind speeds shows why the strategy of starting on the downstate area, where electricity costs are also high, makes sense.

More progress in the Netherlands subsidiary as our team grows there

7 months ago

At our hub for expanding in Europe, we had another really good week. This article in a major Dutch paper (note the local pride in the article which could have used some corrections) set off a flurry of calls about potential purchases that are getting into our pipeline. In addition to proceeding with existing contracts, here is an idea of what is going on (we can't give specific names yet)--with thanks to our team there, which has reached a critical mass with a set of different office and computer skills, project management, electrical engineering, and sales.

A big building company

A large food factory

A company that is going to build a new energy-neutral factory and wants our wind turbines and solar to generate their power

A group of 25 houses that want our 1 meter turbines on their roofs

Several quotes from electrical installation companies and also from an electricity company for our charging poles

A municipality in the north of the Netherlands that wants to make their city buildings sustainable 

A co-development of another charging product and market

A request to meet with a well-known multinational corporation's site in Belgium

a nice piece of publicity in the Netherlands; we are moving forward

7 months ago

If necessary, right click for the browser to translate into English.

https://www.duurzaambedrijfsleven.nl/energietransitie-business/33563/compacte-turbine

about use of funds in challenging times

7 months ago

Aside from some operational and supplier commitments, a major use of the funds recently raised will be to give current and recent employees (1 recently added in the US--more on this in coming weeks) the assurance that we can cover their employment for the medium term. So thanks to those who have invested and thereby enabled us to give as much of a sense of security as a startup can give its employees in a time when many are losing their jobs. And, by the way, it of course helps your investment because we generate a team spirit by sticking by our people.

Latest development: 6 meter turbine mold ready for producing blades

7 months ago

Behind the scenes manufacturing gallery

7 months ago

Our manufacturing is moving ahead, and we are proud to be associated with respected, quality companies in the Netherlands. Here are glimpses of the behind the scenes work on our products.

(The following shot shows an idea of how the electronics are assembled, but is not exactly the way ours are done.)


One of our big successes since the last campaign closed

7 months ago

One of our big successes in late 2019/early 2020 was acquiring a charging product line at a large discount. This enhances our customer reach and helps make us a bigger player in the renewable energy space. So we will offer not just wind-powered bike/scooter charging stations, but many other types of stations. Here are pictures of our new product line, Tulip Power. The first picture shows Roy holding up the certificate for winning the Dutch government energy award in 2019.

Here is Diego sitting on our solar charging bench and recharging his cell phone.

The next picture is one of our on-grid charging poles.

An off-grid solar charging pole:



Flower Turbines is Back with Early Investor Bonus!

7 months ago

Greetings to our followers and former investors, who have helped us reach the point of success we are enjoying now. It’s your contributions that have helped us file more patents, do more engineering, and acquire a related, already successful, European business of electrical bike charging. We are aiming for global success and want to keep growing as fast as we can. That is why we have a special time based bonus. We are offering 15% bonus shares to those who invest during the first 48 hours of our campaign. 

We want to give those of you who may have been disappointed by missing the last round a chance to come in quickly under better conditions than the standard ones we are offering throughout this campaign.

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